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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Over 56,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.

Develop Leadership Skills

When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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When you join ASHRAE:

You are Part of the ASHRAE Community
Your ASHRAE membership instantly connects you to over 56,000 of your peers and colleagues throughout the world. You will meet like-minded engineers who join together at the local, regional, and international levels both in-person and online.


You Have Access to Valuable Information
ASHRAE Members and Associates receive the ASHRAE Handbook each June as part of their membership package. In addition, new members receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the ASHRAE Handbook Online which provides instant access to all four volumes. Members also gain access to valuable information through:


You Have Opportunities to Give Back
Whether it is time or money, whether it is a little or a lot, there is always an opportunity at ASHRAE to give back and be part of the progress.


You Grow Personally and Professionally
ASHRAE members are lifelong learners, and have endless resources to help accelerate their career through both personal and professional development:


ASHRAE Members’ Insurance Program

Various insurance products are available to ASHRAE members, through the Members’ Insurance Program. This quality collection of insurance products offers valuable coverage with options that can be tailored to fit your needs and budget.


CIBSE/ASHRAE Membership Route

CIBSEDid you know that CIBSE has a fast track route for individuals that hold the Member grade with ASHRAE? There is no engineering practice report or interview required when applying through this route. Upon submission, your application will be checked and then submitted to the next available Membership Panel meeting for assessment. Applications are accepted year-round.

To be eligible, applicants also need to have professional registration with a recognized Engineering authority. For application forms and a list of recognized authorities, please visit www.cibse.org/ashraemember.

Click here to watch a 4 minute presentation on the CIBSE/ASHRAE Route requirements.

Please email membership@cibse.org if you have any questions or would like further information.


ASHRAE and IAQA Discount

IAQA Logo-100x134.pngASHRAE and IAQA offer a dual membership discount when Individual Members are interested in joining both associations. Individual Members of each organization can join the other at a 25% discount.

Individual Members of IAQA and Member or Associate Members of ASHRAE are eligible to participate in the dual membership program. Those individuals interested in being members of both organizations are welcome to submit the appropriate application below.


IAQA Individuals joining ASHRAE


ASHRAE Individuals Joining IAQA


Justify Membership to My Employer

Most employers are happy to support your desire for involvement in a professional society like ASHRAE. Many organizational leaders are members of quite a few professional societies themselves. They understand how important membership in a professional society is to their own career, and typically urge others to take advantage of what memberships have to offer.

If you aren't sure where your employer stands, why not ask? Below are sample emails for new members looking to join, or current members looking to renew. Also available is the 'Connect with ASHRAE' brochure which highlights membership benefits, and the 'Young Engineers in ASHRAE' brochure, which details benefits geared specifically to those just starting out in the industry.


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For information on benefits based on member grade please visit the Membership Grades page.

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